Under a law that took effect on July 15, 2011, employers must report to the New York State Department of Tax and Finance if family health insurance is offered when reporting on new hires (IT-2104 and IT-2104-E) and in quarterly wage reports (NYS-45). This new reporting requirement is mandated by the Low-Income Support Obligation and Performance Improvement Act, which is an enhancement of the Child Support Standards Act. The purpose of this new requirement is to identify children not covered by an employer’s health plan and to encourage their parents to enroll them in Medicaid and/or Child Health Plus.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its “cap count” for H-2B petitions on July 17 to show that 23,589 of the target 40,000 beneficiaries for the first half of Fiscal Year 2009 had been approved or requested. The H-2B visa category allows U.S. employers in an industry with a seasonal, peakload or intermittent need
USCIS Policy Alert Reiterates That Marijuana Use Has Immigration Consequences Regardless of State Law
A recent policy alert issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) highlights the conflict between federal and state laws when it comes to marijuana use.
As we previously reported, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed an omnibus bill that overhauls New York’s antidiscrimination laws and uproot precedent upon which employers have relied for decades in defending harassment claims.